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On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, Grobian wrote:
> Some of you might have noticed the Ruby (security) issue. I'd like to have a
> quick round on it.
> A short situation sketch:
> - ruby 1.8.2 compiles with some patches made by usata on Panther
> - ruby 1.8.2 collides on Tiger with system installed ruby
> - ruby 1.8.2 contains security vulnerability and stuff
> - ruby 1.8.3 is safe(r)
> - ruby 1.8.3 doesn't compile on Panther due to autoconf 2.59 requirement
Can the appropriate autoconf be added to the base system?
> - ruby 1.8.3 of course also collides on Tiger
> - ruby 1.8.2 is marked ppc-macos stable
> - ruby 1.8.3 is marked ~ppc-macos unstable
> ruby is for Tiger in p.mask, since the sec. bug I added the mask in the
> Panther profile too, however, that's not really a solution, and the sec. guys
> want more action from us, basically.
> I can think of three 'solutions':
> 1. drop ppc-macos keyword for all ruby keywords.
> This is drastical, but since ruby won't have a nice mariage with OSX
> using oldstyle Gentoo/OSX it solves the problem for good.
> 2. drop ppc-macos keyword in 1.8.2 and replace it with 1.8.3
> This is bad because we basically drop the keyword, but it leaves us
> with the 'desired' state of having only ~ppc-macos.
> 3. stable 1.8.3
> This feels bad to me, but it's what the sec. guys want to see. It
> makes sense for progressive users (although I don't know of any real
> ones). We would stable a package without testing that is masked.
> So, a quick round of input on any one of the three (or a solution I haven't
> thought of) solutions would be nice, in order to 'fix' the ruby bug instead of
> letting it slide. It's wrong anyway.
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